When Meghan Markle wed Prince Harry in May 2018, she put an end to her acting career and became Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, cementing her place in British nobility history. But the "Suits" alum landed up far from her original destination. Acting was already a plan she never imagined would come to pass. "I was certain that I wanted to be an actor, but I detested the thought of playing the stereotypical L.A. girl who decides to pursue acting. I was seeking more than that "2013 saw her telling Marie Claire.
But she wasn't prepared to abandon her obsession. Meghan, however, chose to double major in theatre and international relations at Northwestern University in Illinois in order to pursue a career in politics. I ended up entirely altering my degree because I had always enjoyed politics, she said. But having an L.A. connection helped her. Over the holiday break, Meghan visited her family and met an agent thanks to a friend.
She recalled that the man had commented on a student video she had made, saying, "You know what, you're going to make money, and I'll take 10%, and I think you should stick around." It was acting, then. That is, up until Meghan and Harry first met in the beginning of 2016, per The Telegraph. But her training in international relations turned out to be useful, giving her not only knowledge of international affairs and politics but also linguistic abilities that were useful in her position as duchess.
During a charity event in the summer of 2020, Meghan Markle pleasantly shocked everyone by switching to Spanish without missing a beat, according to People. Father Greg Boyle, the creator of Homeboy Industries, a company that aids formerly incarcerated people and former gang members, said of the woman, "She spoke Spanish brilliantly with one young woman." She just launched into Spanish straight away, which was a revelation—and it was excellent.
During their charity activity, Meghan and Prince Harry assisted with the cooking and spent the majority of the day in the Spanish-speaking kitchen. Boyle told Access Hollywood that Meghan's fluency in the language allowed the couple to connect with the employees. With him and her, "people were instantly susceptible," he claimed. The reason Meghan's Spanish is so superb is probably that she learned it from the beginning.
The former performer, who was 20 at the time, obtained an internship at the American embassy in Argentina, where she learned Spanish well, according to the royal family's website. She explained to Marie Claire, "By the end of my junior year, I had completed the most of my credits, and I applied for an internship at the U.S. Embassy, so I ended up working in the embassy in Buenos Aires for a few months. Over the ensuing years, Meghan's Spanish got better and better. According to a 2018 Chicago Tribune article, she spent three months in Madrid, Spain, in late 2002, where she stayed with a local family and attended Spanish-language classes.
Meghan Markle has won over crowds with her proficiency in a variety of languages. The Duchess of Sussex has recorded herself speaking French on numerous occasions, including on a 2019 visit to Morocco, a nation that France controlled from 1912 to 1955. In a video published on the Prince and Princess of Wales' Twitter, Meghan could be heard speaking some French with local girls during their three days spent visiting kids in the north African nation (above).
Before talking to the second, Meghan connected with the first, who revealed her desire to become an astronaut. "Et toi? What do you want to be?" She said, "I ask," "You too? What would you like to do?" According to the royal family's website, Meghan can speak a little French as a result of the six years she spent studying the language in school. However, that was a while ago, and Meghan no longer feels as at ease using the language.
That was made clear when she politely declined Harry's suggestion that she address a Canadian audience in French, according to People. She still shows curiosity, though. On her now-defunct lifestyle blog, The Tig, Meghan listed the language as one of her New Year's aspirations in the beginning of 2016. "Perform a marathon. Why are you gnawing my nails? Quit cursing. learn French again, "She numbered. She also stood by what she said. In 2018, she stated, "[I've been] trying to get better at my French over the previous year," according to the Daily Mail.